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Network Radar

Network Radar review: Mac app checks your network health

Network Radar has a robust set of tools for troubleshooting your local area network.

Karma hotspot

Karma Hotspot review: A mobile data plan with no-nonsense pricing

This genuine pay-as-you-go data suffers from limited coverage.

Travel Routers

Review: 6 new travel routers that can deploy a secure Wi-Fi network almost anywhere

We've evaluated a half-dozen models and will help you find the one that's right for your needs.

D-Link DIR510L travel router

D-Link DIR-510L travel router review: Feature packed, but not the fastest

Best-of-breed features, with a price tag to match

Netgear Trek travel router

Netgear Trek PR2000 travel router review: Fast and very inexpensive

It’s a couple features short, but it has a great price-to-performance ratio.

Asus WL-330NUL travel router

Asus WL-330NUL travel router review: The world’s tiniest, temporarily insecure router

It’s remarkably small, but that’s its only claim to fame.

TP-Link TL-WR710N travel router

TP-Link TL-WR710N travel router review: Featurific, but lacking in performance

This compact travel router is versatile enough; it’s just not fast enough.

Trendnet TEW-714tru travel router

Trendnet TEW-714TRU travel router review: This device has one great feature

World travelers will appreciate this router’s interchangeable power tips.

TP-Link TL-MR3040 travel router

TP-Link TL-MR3040 travel router review: It packs light

When inches and ounces matter, this is the travel router to buy.

cloak app

Cloak: Super-secure Net connections without the hassle

When you're using a wireless network away from home or work (at your local coffee shop, say), how do you keep your communications secure? VPNs can help, but they can be hard to set up. Cloak makes it easy.

WiFi Explorer

WiFi Explorer review: Find problems with and optimize your wireless network

WiFi explorer is a nifty Mac utility that lets you gather an impressive amount of data about the Wi-Fi networks within range of your Mac.

Hosts review: Simple System Preferences pane makes network tweaks easy

Most of us don't need to edit our Mac's hosts file very often, but when we do, the free Hosts preference pane makes it a snap to do so.

Review: Speedy new AirPort Time Capsule is a good buy

The new Time Capsule is nice and fast. It'd be even faster if Apple fixed a problem in OS X that's hindering the router's file-transfer performance.